Intrapreneurship – Ghosts Walking the Hall!

Have you ever seen the Canadian TV programme “Saving Hope”?  The main character is Dr Charlie Harris, Chief Surgeon of Hope Zion Hospital in Toronto.  He is in a coma following a car crash. Whilst unconscious his spirit walks the halls of the hospital and helps the spirits of others who are also in comas […]

What managers can learn from entrepreneurs

If you’re a professional or a manager within a large organization you can learn a lot from entrepreneurs, argues Thomas Blekman from De Beukelaar Group. During the Intrapreneurship Conference 2014 you’ll hear more during Thomas’ session on Corporate Effectuation. But- what is that, corporate effectuation? Basically, it is a set of five decision-making principles expert entrepreneurs are observed to employ […]

Big banks going lean: embracing intrapreneurship to deliver faster

In the context of the coming Intrapreneurship conference, we have started a range of interviews with Intrapreneurs and Intrapreneurship framework managers. We interviewed Nico Dondergoor, a young intrapreneur who introduces himself not as an employee but as an “Entrepreneur” at SNS Bank. His story shows how empowered teams and employees deliver great and faster outcome […]

You don’t get innovation in large organizations without intrapreneurs: Interview with the “father” of intrapreneurship

If you read any random article on intrapreneurship, chances are the author points to Gifford Pinchot III as the one coining the term in 1985 as well as being the creator of the “the Intrapreneur’s 10 Commandments“ that have circulated widely since their creation. Some even call him the father of intrapreneurship. Today we’re pleased to announce that […]

Is There a Silver Bullet For Intrapreneurship?

Intrapreneurship is vital for all organizations to thrive in the 21st century – equally important for large firms, SMEs, and family businesses. Is there a proven recipe, a one size fits all approach to promoting intrapreneurship? To answer this question, we sat down with Hela, Kathleen, Sana and Mohamed from EDC Business School Paris, to […]

The One Word Answer to Why Innovation Fails

David Butler is responsible for finding breakthrough innovation and building an entrepreneurial culture at Coca Cola. Recently he shared twelve main learnings, one year after starting the movement to become more intrapreneurial. While all of his insights are useful and valid, he saves the best for last– in learning number 12, he touches upon the fundamental underlying […]

Intrapreneurship: Let’s end the debate

The ongoing debate in the business and academic world is whether people, process or culture is most important when it comes to intrapreneurship.  Isn’t it time we end the debate? It is well known that internal champions can be effective at bringing new ideas to market. It is well researched that having the right processes […]